Back To School Art Classroom Activities

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  1. This Back to School Art Project bundle will provide you with both art projects for the start of the year and art activities to use as community builders and ice breakers. This is perfect for the Elementary Art Teacher! If you teach art in Elementary or Middle school, then this is a great way to get
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34 art class, back to school activities to get your students excited about a new year in art class! Have them think about wishes they have for their class, set goals, think about the community and expectations, think about “what art is”, have them complete drawing prompts, a creativity challenge, a zen doodle, and review what the elements of art are. There are 34 activities to allow you to start the year successfully and to set the tone and expectations for the year. Most of all, it allow students to start being creative and thinking about art making and artists from day one! This is a great way to start the year for middle and junior high school students.


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Back To School Coloring Pennants

Back To School Coloring Sheets - Zen Doodles, Just PRINT and GO!

Back To School Activities Middle School

Back to School Art - First Week Of Art Class

Back To School Selfie Pennant Banner (Cartooning)

How to use:

-Print off the whole thing and staple as a journal (this product includes a coloring title page for this option) or print on individual pages as you need them

-Give to students to fill out

-Some pages you may want to keep in student files for your reference, such as “Something I want my teacher to know about me”, About Me, and About My Friends

NOTE: Preview is saved in a small file size so quality is poor. Purchased product does not have a watermark and is saved in the highest quality.

This Product Includes: 34 Pages

-Title Page (color it!)

-First Day of Art Class Reflection

-Back to School Wish

-This Year: Wishes for Art Class

-All About Me (Art Themed)

-Back to School Artist Selfie

-Before we start the year, I know... (prior art knowledge)

-What I Already Know about Art

-Ask: What do you know about making art?

-Something I want my teacher to know about me...

-Find Someone Who...

-Questions and Wonders

-My Goals for this Year (in art class)

-An Art Community... (looks/sounds/is/etc like)

-An Art Student Is... Isn’t...

-Art Classroom Expectations

-Element of Art: Color (intro)

-Element of Art: Value (intro)

-Element of Art: Line (intro)

-Element of Art: Space (intro)

-Element of Art: Shape and Form (intro)

-Element of Art: Texture (intro)

-Back to School Zen Doodle

-Drawing Prompt #1

-Draw Your Favorite Topics and Themes for Art Making

-Finish the Picture! (creativity challenge)

-This Year’s Art Class: Goal Setting

-Drawing Prompt #2

-Instagram: Types of Art

-Artistbook (research a contemporary or historical artist and fill out an “Artistbook” profile page.

-Drawing Prompt #3

-Back to School: the Artist (draw your artist self portrait)

-Back to School Questions (provides insight into student for art teacher)

-Back to School Art Piece (create a composition on the page provided)


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